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paediatric dietitian
Band 5
Fixed term: 3 months (possibility to extend)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
£25,655 - £31,534 pa pro rata
Salary period
23/01/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Dietitian Paediatrics

Band 5

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Job overview

Paediatric Dietitian Band 5

37.5 hours per week – Fixed Term until end of March 2022

We would like to recruit to our new paediatric development posts which are funded to the end of March 2022 to assist with the winter surge. There is a possibility that the term can be extended after March 2022. We are a friendly department of 27 dietitians, supported by dietetic support workers, Special Feed Unit staff and admin staff. This post offers fantastic development opportunities for someone wanting a career in Paediatric Dietetics. The post largely focuses on acute specialities including PICU, Gastroenterology, BMT and oncology, surgery, and cardiology but will also offer some support to our metabolic team. Our wider specialities also include nephrology, diabetes, gastroenterology, inherited metabolic disease, Barth’s syndrome, neonatology, neurology including ketogenic, obesity, PICU, burns, medical, cystic fibrosis. We also have a rapidly growing outpatient service which includes feeding problems, faltering growth, allergy and complex needs and the post will support this as felt appropriate.

Our department is committed to student training, quality improvement, research and audit. These new roles will be led and supervised by a specialists dietitian and also you will have access to a dietetic mentor. We pride ourselves on our commitment to continuing professional development and will provide a sound platform for your developing career.

Main duties of the job

Ideally you will be able to evidence that you have gained considerable paediatric experience within your student placement or have already got some adult experience with a passion to learn paediatrics within a tertiary unit. You must be enthusiastic and flexible. Additionally, you must be a good communicator and team worker who can self-direct your learning quickly. You should be computer literate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Dietitian is responsible for providing a high quality dietetic service at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, in particular to patients from a variety of paediatric specialities. There is an allocated workload which is delivered on an inpatient and an outpatient basis with additional teaching and training activities and peer support within a tertiary children's hospital.
  • The Dietitian also undertakes any other reasonable duties which may be identified in consultation with a Specialist Dietitian and Head of Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetic Services


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

Please note: If you are considering applying for a role with the NHS it is important that you are aware that it is a legal requirement to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by the 1st April 2022 for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas including incidental contact (unless validated as medically exempt).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person specification

Person specification Knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • • Good organizational and time management • Clinical placement training B and/or C to include Paediatrics
  • Relevant degree • HCPC Registration
  • • Ability to work under pressure • Team Player • Enthusiasm and Motivation
Desirable criteria
  • BDA Membership Aptitudes
  • Desire to work with children
  • Teaching and presentations to others Qualification and Registration
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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jason Beyers
Job title
Regional Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
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Telephone number
0117 3428802
Additional information

or Kerry Houlden, Specialist Paediatric

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